Welcome to Canada’s Baseball Legends!
More than 200 Canadians have played major league baseball.
Some, like Larry Walker or Joey Votto, have had long careers. Others, like Ozzie van Brabant or Mel Kerr, played only one game, or even just one inning.
Former sports announcer with CFRA and CBO in Ottawa, Jim Shearon was 10 years old when he saw Jackie Robinson play for the Montreal Royals. He saw his first major league game at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn in 1949. He broadcast home games of the Detroit Tigers from 1959 to 1963, including what was the longest game in major league history.
In writing these books, Jim visited and interviewed former players and their families. He researched records and photos at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and consulted newspaper files at the National Library of Canada and the Boston Public Library to tell the storis of Canada’s Baseball Legends.
Larry Walker only ever wanted to play in the National Hockey League.
Read the amazing story of how the Regina Pats pushed a boy from Maple Ridge, British Columbia into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York.
Discover untold stories of Canadian Sports Heroes
Jim says, “My greatest satisfaction comes from messages I receive from family members who never saw a father or uncle play baseball.
“Frank Colman’s daughter picked up my book in a store in London, Ontario and saw a picture of her father in a New York Yankees’ uniform.
“She had never seen this picture and she was thrilled to read that her father made his Yankee debut on the same day as Yogi Berra, and that he hit a home run his first time at bat as a Yankee.
I find it rewarding to tell stories that have never been told before.”
To mark Larry Walker’s induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a new Hall of Fame edition of OVER THE FENCE IS OUT! is now available!
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